According to data from the Entrepreneur’s Portal, approximately two million users became individual micro-entrepreneurs (MEIs) at the end of last year. The number is the highest ever recorded since 2009, when the law regulating the category came into effect. As a result, the country reached a total of 11.3 million active MEIs, 20% more than at the end of 2019, when the segment had 9.4 million registrations.
The website for the sale of articles for the MadeiraMadeira home announced that it received a contribution of $190 million led by SoftBank and Dynamo, becoming a “unicorn”, startup valued at $1 billion or more. The company’s executive said that sales made through the platform grew by 120% in 2020, compared to an 80% expansion a year earlier.
Source: Money Times
Petrobras has signed a contract to sell its 49 percent stake in Mangue Seco 3 and 4 wind farms, for R$89.9 million ($16 mm), with V2I Transmissão de Energia Elétrica, the oil company said in a statement to the market.
Source: UOL Economia
In 2020, the National Treasury paid R$13.265 billion ($2.4 bn) in state debts. This is 58.9% more than in 2019, when the Union had disbursed R$ 8.35 billion ($1.46 bn). Of this total, most, R$ 8.251 billion ($1.44 bn), is related to late payment by the state of Rio de Janeiro. In second place comes Minas Gerais, with R$ 3.176 billion ($557 mm) covered by the Union.
Source: Noticias Agricolas
Brazil’s soybean exports in 2020 totalled 82.273 million tonnes, according to the National Association of Cereal Exporters (Anec). In a report on the end of the year, the entity said that the volume represented an increase of 13.56% compared to 2019. Brazil also exported 33.608 million tons of maize in 2020, down 18.42% from the previous year.
Source: Isto É